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FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

Dr GE Bo (1930-2020)

13th September, 2020

FICPI was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr GE Bo on 8 July 2020. Bo was a great supporter of FICPI and was instrumental in the formation of the Chinese section of FICPI in 2006. He will be greatly missed by all his friends in the FICPI community.

Dr. Ge Bo studied in the department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University and received his doctorate in economics in Moscow. He was an associate professor and deputy director of a department in Renmin University of China and deputy director of the Education Department in Beijing City Government. He participated in the establishment of China's intellectual property system since 1980 and was one of the pioneers of China's intellectual property system. He was a senior consultant of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), responsible for liaising with WIPO on the formulation of China's first patent law, trade mark law and its implementing rules, former deputy commissioner of the Chinese Patent Office in charge of the law, international cooperation, literature, publishing, automation, etc, and served as the first president of the All China Patent Attorneys Association, the president of FICPI China and member of Council of FICPI, President of NTD Patent Trademark Agency Co., LTD., Senior Partner of Jeekai and Partners, senior partner and Chairman of the board, Ge Cheng & Co. He had extensive experience and leadership in intellectual property practice and had made a great contribution to the establishment and development of intellectual property in China. 

Bo sadly died in Beijing at the age of 90 on July 8, 2020 following medical treatment for a blood disease.

Author: Julian Crump

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